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About Dental Hygiene at University of Alberta

Why take the BSc Dental Hygiene program?

Dental hygienists play a crucial role in supporting dentistry practices and helping patients with their oral hygiene. Dental hygiene is a great choice for those who wish to pursue a career in health care, work in a people-friendly atmosphere, and enjoy a flexible work schedule.

As a member of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, you will also be involved in giving back to the community and gain experience working with non-profit organizations.

If you already hold a Dental Hygiene certificate, see the BSc (Dental Hygiene) post-diploma program

Why study Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta?

The School of Dentistry at the University of Alberta offers a fully accredited program, with state-of-the-art facilities including a full-service dental clinic. We also value giving back and community involvement: our Dental Hygiene students become community partners early in their learning by volunteering with non-profit organizations, going on Global Missions, working with children and seniors, and providing services to the public.

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Notes about fees for this course

If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

Find out more about the new tuition model and program-based guarantee.

Entry requirements

There is no direct entry from high school into the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Specialization program. Students will first need to complete a year of university study and complete courses in English, introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, sociology, psychology, statistics and biology.

Students currently enrolled in the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Diploma program have the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene Specialization) if they successfully complete the three-year diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and also successfully complete the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination (Canadian).

Provisions: None of the courses used toward the Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene Specialization) requirement have been used for credit toward another degree.

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